Public Works Department is marking trees that need trimmed with orange ribbon

The occupant/owner of any private premises, abutting on any public street, road, or alley within the City shall keep all trees standing upon such premises or between the same and the center of the adjoining street, road, or alley trimmed so no branch is lower than ten (10) feet above the surface of the street, road, or alley and eight (8) feet over any sidewalk. Remember to keep all such trees trimmed so that no trunk, limb, or branch should come in contact with any street   lighting, power, or other electrically charged wire when such wires are lawfully strung on posts located on any public street, road, or alley or between the lot lines and curb of any street.   Diseased or dead trees are also determined to be a public nuisance and are required to be removed. Refer to City ordinance section L for more detail. The Public Works Department will be marking trees with an orange ribbon around the base of the tree.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office at 605-223-7690 and ask for Willie or Rick.

Brosz Engineering to conduct a new Flood Plain Study

The City of Fort Pierre has contracted with Brosz Engineering to conduct a new Flood Plain Study as a result of FEMA requirements. For this survey Brosz Engineering will be surveying property in Fort Pierre in the Marion’s Garden area and will need to access private property. This project will begin in the near future and will take approximately 2 months. We appreciated your patience during this time. Please contact Rick Hahn at the City office if you have any questions, 605-223-7690.

Workforce Development Grant

In August 2015 Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill established a local workforce development council to combat local workforce shortage concerns.  Since then, the workforce development council has worked together to define the current labor shortage, identify workforce barriers, explore opportunities and ultimately suggest solutions.  Council membership includes a cross-section of about 30 government, tribal quasi-government and private industry stakeholders.  This council was developed in partnership with Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson and the City of Fort Pierre.

1.10.17_workforce grant